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Mr. Jack has a farm
and on his farm
he has lots of trees
Fruit Trees here,
Blueberries there,
and Cypress Trees
and on his farm
he has lots of fun

 Purpleleaf Sandcherry Minimize
Purpleleaf Sandcherry | Sandcherry Trees | Mr. Jack's Farm
 Facts About Purpleleaf Sandcherries Minimize

Mature Height:

7 - 10 feet

Mature Spread:

5 - 8 feet
Mature Form: Upright, Oval Shaped
Growth Rate: Moderate

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Soil Moisture:


Soil Type:

Loamy, Sandy, or Clay

Flower Color:

Pink & White
Foliage Color: Reddish Purple
Fall Color: Reddish Purple
Bloom Time: Spring
Fruit Color: Blackish Purple
pH Level: 4.5 - 7.5
Zones: 3 - 7
 About Purpleleaf Sandcherries Minimize
The Purpleleaf Sandcherry is a moderately growing ornamental tree/shrub.  It grows up to 10 feet tall and has an oval shaped form if kept pruned.  Purpleleaf is true to its name, its foliage has the beautiful reddish purple color throughout the growing season.  Showy pink and white flowers bloom around May.  Each fall colorful cherries appear.
 Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips Minimize

The biggest reason that for young tree failure is because the tree was planted too deep.  The hole should be at least twice the width of the root ball.  Locate the root flare.  The root flare is the spot where the top-most root in the root ball reaches the trunk.  This should be just above the soil, once planted.  You do not want any soil over the root ball, if there is any scrap it off.  Begin filling the hole with backfill soil.  Unless the soil very poor, placing amendments is not required.  

After you are done planting, apply a thick 3-inch layer of mulch around the tree starting 10 inches from the trunk.  Only apply a light layer over the root ball.  This helps irrigation to enter the root ball and it keeps the trunk dry.  Once completed the mulch should have a 3-foot radius around the tree.  The mulch will help defend against weeds and grass.   To help your tree establish an extensive root system, a regular watering schedule should be followed up to a year after planting.  Research has shown that plants establish quicker with light, frequent irrigation.

Pruning should be done after spring flowering.  Pruning is required to keep its oval shape.

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Purpleleaf Sandcherry is a cross between Prunus pumila and Prunus cerasifera
 Flowers & Foliage Minimize
The flowers bloom to a pink and white color each spring. 

Purpleleaf has reddish purple foliage from spring through fall.
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